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The Federal Theater Project of the New Deal era ran from 1935 to 1939. Its task was to employ the talents of people in the theater business, as well as the skilled craftspeople the theater required to function, as it entertained Americans throughout the country while they suffered through the Great Depression. Actors, directors, playwrights, […]
Posted by Carrie on October 24, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Photographs, Reference.
“I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese Government…” At 7 pm on August 14, 1945, President Harry Truman stood before reporters gathered at the White House and announced the unconditional surrender of Japan. The Pacific War was over. Although the formal signing of the terms of surrender ending World War II would not occur until September 2nd, the […]
Posted by Carol on August 13, 2013, under Audio Recordings, Motion Pictures, Photographs, Preservation, Reference.
This week’s post is from Richard Green, an Archives Technician with the Motion Picture, Video and Recorded Sound Division of NARA’s Research Services. Richard is enrolled in the History and Library Science (HiLS) dual-degree graduate program at the University of Maryland. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand in the summer of 1914 sparked the beginning of World War I. […]
Posted by Richard Green on August 6, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
This week’s post is by Carrie Goeringer. Carrie came to the National Archives in 2000 to work in NARA’s Cartographic Branch, and since 2003, has worked as an archivist with NARA’s Motion Picture Branch. Before coming to NARA, Carrie worked for the Oklahoma Historical Society Photographic Archives for 8 years. She has a BA in […]
Posted by Carol on July 22, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
Today’s guest blogger is Heidi Holmstrom. Heidi works in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. In addition to The Pleasure of Your Company, the Women’s Army Corps’ (WAC) Military Etiquette and Grooming series (1970) featured two more films, each […]
Posted by Carol on June 3, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
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